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Brevard County

Year Founded: 1887


Established along the banks of the Indian River in 1875, the city became a resort for health seekers and a major citrus capitol as a result of Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway. Ideally located, accessible by the Indian and St. Johns Rivers and by rail, the city became an ideal destination for visitors. The city’s name was derived from the formation of coquina rock, which crops out in ledges along the shore of the Indian River.

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